Germany Opens Drive-In Disco To Keep Nightlife Alive

by Vaishnavi Venkataraman
Germany Opens Drive-In Disco To Keep Nightlife Alive

Clubs and bars across the world are shut, but Germany still has its part scene up and about. Wondering how? Germany launched the world’s first drive-in disco outside one of the largest nightclubs in Schuttorf. Now that’s a great way to allow nightlife lovers to party, while adhering to social distancing rules right?

What’s It?

The new disco is aptly named “Autodisco”, and offers the closest disco experience for the time being. Just like a regular disco, Autodisco also has themed nights. Nightlife lovers can enjoy a 90s, urban evening or even a family-friendly disco night.

How’s It Different From A Regular Disco?

The drive-in disco is different from the regular disco in many ways. Firstly, no alcohol is served. Guests are advised to remain inside their cars and stepping out is strictly prohibited. Furthermore, cheering and hooting are done by honking and flashing car headlights.

And just because people are inside their cars, it doesn’t mean they don’t communicate with each other. Guests at Autodisco use balloons to write their phone numbers and hold it up. Innovative enough, right?

Guests can enter the club building only to use the washroom, two at a time only. In addition, all guests must wear facemask at all times. The club also has social distancing monitors constantly patrolling the place to ensure everyone follows the rules.

What Else?

The club can accommodate 250 cars and costs $35 per car for one passenger and one driver (each additional passenger pays about $15). The club opens at 9 pm and closes by midnight.

According to reports, Germany has one of the highest covid cases- 183,800 confirmed cases, but with a significantly low death rate. Germany announced complete lockdown on 22 March. However, in the recent past, various states in the country have announced reopening plans. Restaurants in the country have reopened with innovative workarounds to ensure social distancing.

Meanwhile, a German town is making use of Virtual Reality (VR) to let people residing in far-off countries enjoy its breathtaking cityscape from the comfy of their homes. The research institute and supercomputer centre in Germany, High Performance Computing Center in Stuttgart (HLRS) developed a  digital twin to enable tourists to take a mind-boggling tour of the Herrenberg town through VR-glasses. Read the full story here.